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Come and see us at Dinton Pastures – we look forward to meeting you and your family there!

Shinfield Rise Community Newsletter June 2017


Emmbrook Playgroup/Play Cafe

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

9.30am until 2.30pm – drop in anytime

Emmbrook Sports and Social Club – £2.50 per adult and £1 for a cuppa

Play for the children inside and outside in this lovely sunny weather.

(more information on their facebook page – EmmbrookPlaygroup/Play Cafe)


GO! Wokingham – Sno Tubing Sunday 11th June

GO! Is a project run for children with additional needs and their siblings.

The next Wokingham event is Sno-Tubing on Sunday 11th June 11am & 12pm @ The john Nike Leisure Sport Complex

For further details and booking info see below link.



Home-Start Wokingham Twins/Triplets group

Twins Flyer

(click the image to download the PDF)

Choose Home-Start Wokingham as your Co-op local cause

We are one of three charities of choice for the next 6 months in the Shinfield area.  This runs from May – October 2017. There are three stores in Shinfield, Whitley Road and Wokingham road and these three stores will promote all three local charities. They encourage all shoppers to become Co-op members, then members have to go on-line and choose one of the three charities to be their charity of choice to get 1% of their total shopping bill for the next 6 months. 

You can shop in any co-op and donate to us as long as you become a member and then select us as your charity on-line – so please can you do this, shop at Co-op and encourage everyone you know to do the same.  

Become a Co-op member and choose Home-Start Wokingham as your local cause



ASSIST (Autism Spectrum Service for Information, Support & Training)

Monthly Drop in session timetable January-July 2017


The Engine Shed – Reading

The Engine Shed is a special interest group for children and young people with autism. The club enables young people on the autistic spectrum with an interest in trains to come together with their peers to observe, play, talk and enjoy their hobby in a welcoming, safe and relaxing environment – and where parents can have a chance to relax, and talk in a supportive atmosphere.

Model railways and train sets for all abilities are set up and a range of train-related resources are available for children to play with. 

At the moment there are two groups: one in Reading and one in Chingford, North East London. Both groups meet monthly. There are also occasional opportunities with both groups to visit special train related attractions in their areas.

 If you would like to know more, require clarifications or just want to check sessions are on before you travel, please contact the Coordinator Sarah at There are also updates on their Facebook page, and you can follow them on twitter too.

 Venue (except for days out):

Katesgrove Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd, Off Berkley Avenue, Reading, RG2 0BN

 From 11 – 2pm. Free biscuits and drinks. Free entry. All welcome!





Christians Against Poverty – Life Skills Course

Christians Against Poverty (CAP), which started 20 years ago, is an award winning debt counselling charity. It is committed to helping those living in hardship across the UK. As part of CAP’s commitment to tackling the causes of debt it offers Job Clubs, through which CAP has a national partnership with the DWP and Remploy, Release Groups dealing with issues of addiction, money budgeting courses and most recently, Life Skills courses.

Life Skills is an 8 week course, focusing on giving people the confidence and decision making skills they need to survive well on a low income. The course covers subjects including, areas in life under pressure to spend, budgeting, shopping and eating healthily on a budget, good physical and mental wellbeing and healthy relationships. It has been designed with a similar structure to CAP’s Job Clubs ‘Steps to Employment’ course, centred around the 3 C’s of Course, Community time and 1-1 Coaching. It is an entirely free service and available to anyone.

For further information or to book a place on the Life Skills course, please call 07419740693


Bookstart Bear to visit our Family Group session

Our Home-Start Family Group in Winnersh will have a visit from the Bookstart Bear on Thursday 1st December.

This will be followed by a themed storytime.


Arborfield pop up library opens

Arborfield now has it’s very own pop up library within the British Legion Club in Arborfield.

The library is open Mondays 4pm-7pm and Saturdays 10am-12:30pm

Storytime will run on the 1st Monday of every month at 4pm


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